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Please join the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center and Energy Innovation Reform Project (EIRP) for a virtual panel discussion on EIRP’s new report, Energy Technology in an Era of Great Power Competition: Challenges and Opportunities in U.S.-Japan and U.S.-South Korea Cooperation. The panel will be held on Monday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. EST / Tuesday, December 15 at 8:00 a.m. (Tokyo/Seoul). EIRP’s President Paul Saunders will present the report and participate in a discussion of challenges and opportunities in pursuing deeper collaboration to develop clean energy technologies with these two key U.S. allies.

The outgoing Trump administration has concentrated on boosting US LNG exports in its energy-related engagement with Japan and South Korea. United States’ efforts to cooperate with these two key allies on energy technology—a central area of emerging global economic and technological competition—have lagged after sustained efforts by the George W. Bush Administration and the Barack Obama Administration to cooperate in clean technology research and development, demonstration, and deployment. The panelists will discuss how these relationships may evolve under the incoming Biden-Harris Administration, which has signaled its intent to focus on clean technology development as a component of President-elect Biden’s economic and climate policy strategies. 

Please join this conversation via the web application Zoom, which is accessible through your web browser, the Zoom desktop or mobile app, and by phone. If you wish to join the question and answer period, you must join by app or web. Register to receive further information on how to join the virtual audience.

A conversation with

Jane Nakano
Senior Fellow, Energy and Climate Change Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Chinho Park
Professor; Former Managing Director, Energy Industry, Office of Strategic R&D Planning
Yeungnam University; Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea

Paul J. Saunders
Energy Innovation Reform Project

Masakazu Toyoda
Chairman and CEO; Former Vice Minister for International Affairs
Institute for Energy Economics Japan; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Moderated by

Jennifer T. Gordon
Managing Editor and Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

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